Family Health Services
  • 04-Aug-2017 to 05-Oct-2017 (MST)
  • Twin Falls, ID, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Family Health Services offers competitive wages and a full range of benefits including health insurance, short and long-term disability, life insurance, PTO, holiday pay and 401(k) retirement.


PURPOSE: The behavioral health consultant (BHC) program provides a collaborative framework for an integrated team-based process in the outpatient primary or specialty care clinics. BHC provides brief behavioral health interventions for patients with chronic illness who's emotional and/or behavioral issues negatively impact their disease management. The BHC's role is to support the ongoing behavioral health interventions of the primary care provider and the focus is to resolve problems within the primary care service context. The referring primary care provider, at all times, remains the overall care manager.

This position provides screening, triage, case management, and clinical intervention services to individuals who are receiving care in the primary or specialty care clinics. BHC will provide consultation and assist providers on the management of behavioral concerns in primary care and assist in the triaging and managing of emergent referrals. 

 ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  1. Service as a core member of the health care team within primary or specialty care clinics.
  1. Primary job function is to provide brief clinical intervention to a caseload of primary or specialty care patients per established standards and guidelines. Functions include engagement and relationship building, assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions, interdisciplinary coordination, coordinating discharge plans, and monitoring referrals. Secondary function is to assists with resource location and advocating for benefits.
  1. Provide brief intervention therapy for clients who are not in need of longer-term mental health services or who present in the primary care environment who require more immediate attention. Interventions include motivational enhancement counseling, adjustment to illness, treatment adherence issues, behavior modifications, stress management and psycho-education.
  1. Provide mental health triage for clients referred by other providers in the primary care setting and provide crisis intervention for clients with more emergent behavioral health needs.
  1. Effectively collaborate with health care providers within Family Health Services and the larger community to meet the needs of mutual clients, including coordinating interdisciplinary case conferences.
  1. Appropriately refer clients to community resources and consistently monitor the outcomes of said referrals.
  1. Complete documentation of services in a legible manner in accordance with established formats.
  1. Collaborate with other Family Health Services Departments, i.e., Care Managers, Outreach and Enrollment, and Counseling, to ensure continuity of care and a seamless transition back to primary or specialty care.

OTHER JOB DUTIES

  1. Facilitate groups designed to engage clients into treatment, especially in the areas of disease management, coping skills and behavior change.
  1. Regularly attend staff meetings, team meetings, in-services, etc.
  1. Actively participate in performance improvement activities within the agency and team.
  1. Actively participate in advocacy activities that support the mission of Family Health Services.
  1. Appropriately perform other activities not described above that are deemed appropriate by the agency.

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE

  1. Master's Degree in Social Work
  2. Licensed as an LCSW preferred
  3. Comfortable working with variety of individuals with co-morbid conditions.
  4. Able to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 SPECIFIc REQUIREMENTS

  1. Able to read, write, and speak the English language.
  2. Able to work with clients with limited English proficiency, including interpretation services when needed.
  3. Able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  4. Able to organize work.
  5. Able to exchange information and communicate with the client, any available family members, other FHS providers, and community agencies.
  6. Able to interpret facts and advise.
  7. Able to take initiative and problem solve.
  8. Able to work with ill, disabled, emotionally upset and sometimes hostile clients.
  9. Able to use computers proficiently and electronic charting will be required. Training and utilization of FHS's EHR.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  1. Able to move frequently and quickly throughout the workday.
  2. Able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
  3. Able to cope with interruptions, be flexible and be a team player.
  4. Possesses sight/hearing senses, or uses prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  5. Functions independently, has flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with clients, staff, and community agencies.
  6. In good general physical health and demonstrates emotional stability.
  7. Able to cope with mental and emotional stress of the position.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  1. Moves frequently during working hours.
  2. Is subject to frequent interruptions.
  3. Communicates with clients, staff members, community agencies, etc.
  4. Attends meetings inside and outside the agency for client-related, professional, and educational purposes.
  5. May be exposed to infectious disease with little likelihood of harm if established procedures are followed.

 

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